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Fresh Tip: Family meals for under $10 in 10 minutes.

You probably know that the Fresh EBT app lets you instantly check your food stamp balance. Did you know that it also features cooking tips and shopping deals?

We’re currently featuring Knorr recipes that cost less than $10 to buy and take under 10 minutes to make! We’re also offering coupons and the chance to win $50 by submitting your own cooking tips. Download Fresh EBT now to check it out.

Here are some of the meal planning tips we’ve gotten so far from the Fresh EBT community:

For a healthy snack, wash and cut kale into bite-size pieces, toss them with olive oil and a pinch of sea salt, and bake for 5 minutes.

Adding a quarter onion, a few sliced baby carrots, and a few ounces of cooked meat can turn ramen soup into a nutritious and cost-effective meal.

At the end of every meal, I place leftover vegetables that are too small in quantity to save for another meal and place them in a gallon freezer bag. At the end of about six weeks, I have a variety of ingredients to make what I call leftover soup. By being choosy about what I add to the bag, I can have a vegetable beef soup or a chicken soup or a variety of soups limited only by my family’s tastes and my imagination by adding just a few ingredients.

Shop in your pantry/fridge/freezer before shopping at the store. Sometimes you have all or almost all the ingredients needed for a great meal. Also, get creative and use up odds and ends you have lying around by having a pantry challenge every 3 months or so. You never know, you might just end up finding a new favorite for you and your family!

When you finish a stick of butter, save the wrapper, fold it & put in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. Next time you need to grease a pan pull one out use it and discard!


Do you have a money-saving tip to share with the Fresh EBT community? Send it in!

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